Biography


Bryant Lin, MD, MEng is a primary care physician, educator and researcher. The cornerstone of Dr. Lin's work is keeping medicine focused on humans - patients, providers, families and trainees - and not lost in technology and algorithms. His research and educational interests span (1) Developing and testing novel medical technologies, (2) Improving the health of Asian populations with Precision and Population Health, and (3) Increasing expression and interconnections in the Health Community with the Humanities and Arts. After receiving his undergraduate and master's degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT, he completed his MD and internal Medicine training at Tufts University School of Medicine and Tufts Medical Center. He came to Stanford to serve as a Research Fellow in Cardiac Electrophysiology and Biodesign Fellow where he learned to identify unmet human-centered needs. Since completing his post-graduate training, he stayed at Stanford as clinical faculty in Primary Care and Population Health in the Department of Medicine where he has invented and researched new medical technologies addressing unmet human-centered needs and started the Consultative Medicine Clinic evaluating patients with medical mysteries. He served as the Training Director for the Joe and Linda Chlapaty DECIDE Center which has created a novel shared decision making tool for atrial fibrillation anti-coagulation and is an investigator in several active clinical trials. Three years ago, he co-founded and currently co-directs, with Dr. Latha Palaniappan, the Center for Asian Health Research and Education (CARE) which aims to improve the health of Asians everywhere. Most recently, he has worked closely with the Medicine and the Muse leadership to help start the Stuck@Home concert series, the Stanford SoundWalk and the COVID Remembrance project. In 2021, Dr. Lin was appointed the Director of Medical Humanities and Arts at Stanford. Dr. Lin has an active interest in storytelling and film-making. He co-directs an undergraduate seminar, MED 53Q “Storytelling in Medicine”, with Dr. Lauren Edwards and is working with a group of students on a documentary on end-of-life care at a Japanese-American Senior Home in the Bay Area. Most recently, he started and co-teaches "MED 216: Generative AI and Medicine" and is working on several Generative AI related research projects..

Professional Summary


Education & Certifications
  • Medical Education: Tufts University School of Medicine (2002) MA
  • Fellowship: Stanford University Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship (2008) CA
  • Residency: Tufts Medical Center Internal Medicine Residency (2005) MA
  • Fellowship, Stanford University, Biodesign (2006)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (2005)
  • MEng, MIT, EECS (1997)
  • SB, MIT, EECS (1996)

Administrative Appointments
  • Director of Medical Humanities and Arts, Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics (2021 - Present)
  • Founding Co-Director, Center for Asian Health Research and Education (CARE) at Stanford (2018 - Present)
  • Medical Director, Consultative Medicine Clinic (2013 - 2019)
  • Training Director, Joe and Linda Chlapaty DECIDE Center at Stanford University (2018 - 2022)

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Practice Locations


Stanford Primary Care in Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

211 Quarry Road

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 498-9000

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Dr Lin has been my PCP for a long time. I appreciate his help and attention
It was great to have this Video visit. It was very kind of Dr Lin to offer it since he had Covid. This ensured that I did not catch Covid. Thanks!
The intern/fellow/resident was extraordinarily personable and thorough, as well as indulgent of an Old Old man's ramblings. Please thank him for me?
Dr Bryant Lin is an excellent and very knowledgeable physician. I trust him because he is very intelligent in anything Medical and he cares and thinks what’s best for me.
Dr Lin is excellent.
He is very responsive and thorough
Dr Lin is the best dr
Having happy
Dr. Lin was welcoming, friendly, listened and explained thoroughly my condition and provided recommendations.
He moves fast but gave me all the time I needed. Very informal.
Dr. Lin is superb. Listens very well! Asks question. A top Sanford Doctor.
Dr. Lin is the best. I feel fortunate to have him as my primary care doc.
Excellent physician!
Appreciate how knowledgable, focused, and on point Dr. Lin is. Great doctor!
Dr. Lin - is a superb doctor and easy to talk too
Great physician!
Smart, does his job very well
I feel good about have competent care with my Stanford doctors.
I appreciate that Dr. Lin is informed, can find solutions and make recommendations quickly, and is excellent at empathizing with me.
Thanks
He is patient, listens and communicates very well.
Excellent and very caring provider
Very thorough. Willing to spend as much time as needed.
Very special people!
Dr Lin is professional, knowledgeable and positive. Both my husband, Paul Li , and myself like him a lot.
Annual Checkup and Labwork very efficient, friendly and thourough. Thank you.
Dr. Lin is the best clinician
Brian is awesome
Super
Dr Lin is the best. Never any double talk. Always responsive. Get it!
wonderful guy
Great physician!
excellent
Nothing but praises.
You are fortunate to have a physician as skilled and compassionate as Dr. Lin on your faculty.I
Dr. Bryant Lin has been a very good family doctor to me. I am much surprised that he has an ecellent student, Dr. Justin Jia working under his wing. My best wish for a future good doctor like him.
Dr. Lin is always very friendly and extremely professional and capable. I feel very confident with Dr. Lin’s expertise and knowledge in taking care of my medical needs. I have strongly recommended Dr. Lin to my friends and associates.
Very friendly and gave me good advice
Very nice staff and doctor
Very knowledgeable and straight to the point.
Dr Lin is a brilliant doctor.
Dr. Lin has been a good doctor for my family and me. He's respectful and helpful, listening to our medical needs.
Great doctor
Dr. Lin and staff are wonderful.
I have been seeing Dr. Lin for over 10 years and he is intelligent, a pleasant demeanor, good listening skills, and highly professional and respected.
He is a thoughtful, very knowledgable and caring doctor.
Dr. Lin is an excellent clinician, and I would recommend him to anyone looking for a new PCP
Exceptional care
Caring and understanding doctor, I would recommend him to my friends if he is still taking new patients.
Outstand Doctor. No funny talk. the best.
Dr, Lin is the best
Extremely knowledgable, thoughtful and attentive!
I feel I have been cared for by a close friend.
Doctor Lin is caring, knowledgeable, and very thorough.
Does a very good job.
Doctor Lin is excellent doctor . He has knowledgeable and so nice for the patient . I am glad have he is family doctor.
Very grateful for his thoughtful attention.
Dr. Lin does an excellent job asking me questions so he can provide/recommend treatment and find any additional information that I may have left out during our visit or from a prior visit. I like how when Dr. Lin has me do lab work, once the results are in he responds with his input on the results to determine if I have to do anything to follow up.
Dr. Ln answered all my questions and gave me suggestions to help my cold.
good doctor
Dr Lin is the best. He is professional and up to date with the latest medical and health information. He has excellent manners and truly cares genuinely about his patients. He listens and addresses all of my questions and concerns.
Always in a hurry. Past appointments, Dr. Lee is already out the door as he is summing up the appointment.
He was very responsive to my needs.
I am very grateful that Dr. Bryant Lin answered all my concern about my GI issues. He gave me clear instructions to try to help to resolves my health problems. He also ordered several tests to identity the cause of my health issues. I am confident that I will recover soon.
Dr Lin has good suggestions for improving Martin’s situation,
I always recommend my doctors at Stanfird Healthcare via social media and others who might not know the modern technology in approaching to treatment and prevention.
Dr. Bryant Lin is the best doctor I've ever had. I drive 160 miles to see him. He is compassionate, listens, and he made time for me when there weren't any times available.
Dr. Lin is by far the doctor I prefer among all doctors. He is incredibly nice on top of being the very best at the hardest cases.
Dr Lin is a caring provider over video visit just as his is in office.
He was very efficient in guiding me about how to proceed with my health situation.
Dr. Bryant Lin is always receptive to my medical questions & concerns as well as genuinely listens to my needs.
Excellent doctor
Have recommended him
Great doctor!
He’s very good. Communicates well. Listens to patient. Takes time needed by patient.
superexcellent doctor. we are extremely thankful for his care through the years. His care and clear explanation of things came through EVEN the video visit.
Dr. Lin is a superb physician! He is intelligent, current on the medical literature, Has excellent judgement, is caring, etc.
Excellent Doctor
Dr. Lin is amazing!! Thorough, knowledgeable, and highly engaged. I'm thrilled I transferred my care to him.
Everything was great! Many thanks to Dr. Bryant Lin!
He was well informed about my status and helpful in addressing my concerns.
Dr lin is excellent doctor. He looks at my medical record before the visit and he explained everything to me.
He was on top of it all. Very Good
Excellent doc Answers all questions Follows through Listens to me
Dr. Lin is the best. He understands the needs of my husband’s health. He provides all the referrals based on my husband’s health situations. He is very encouraging and definitely cares about the well being of his patients. Thank you Dr. Lin!
Thorough and thoughtful!
He is a great Doctor Knowledge, analyze the data and explains well. Lots of patience and listens well
Always a pleasure to meet with Dr. Lin. Very knowledgeable and understanding.
I had a good video medical appointment with Dr. Lin. He took time to understand my health problem issues and explained his diagnosis and gave detail instructions for treatments and immediate prescription for X -ray on the same day to confirm his diagnosis. Dr. Lin follow up with e-mail the next morning to gave me result of the X-ray and further instruction for treatment. I recovered from my illness after 4 days. I am very grateful for his care.
Excellent care & attention.
Dr. Lin is great as my doctor. Dr. Lin asks lots of questions and very thorough explaining things.
Very good! Have already recommended Dr. Liu to others.
Even went overtime to finish all questions
Superb attentiveness, thorough, addressed all my - concerns, proactive, best primary care I have received to date!!
Dr Bryant Lin is a very congenial and friendly physician who makes me comfortable.
Dr. Lin always seems like he's in a rush. Part of an annual check up is the ability to ask the doctor questions. He sometimes seems to forget that.
Always a pleasant & informative visit.
Dr. Lin is very knowlegable and very courteous. He's great!
Good.
Dr. Lin always listens to me. He also answers questions via MyHealth.
the confident and trust in dr Lin through the years caused me to never hesitate to make an appointment to see him as soon as i am in need. This is very fortunate for me and i feel good to refer friends always when they ask for a trusted primary physician.
My family could not have asked more of Dr Lin's care for my father. My father himself mentioned he felt well taken care of by Dr. Lin, he walked away from each visit feeling better physically and mentally.
Good experience.
great doctor
excellent
Very good says it all.
Dr. Lin was carefully took note of the history of my illness and gave me sound advice.
Confidence in this care provider - Dr. Bryant Lin. If there is a rating choice of 10. I would have given a 10.
Dr Lin is great, he explains everything very thoroughly, easy to understand, asks if I have any concerns or questions and makes sure they are addressed. Dr Lin is the best!!!
We were referred to Dr Lin by another Physician and We feel that He is attentive & well informed. The illness & treatment is a multiple complex situation which has evolved over the years & We value His suggestions.
Dr. Lin and I always have a lively conversation about health issues. I believe he's doing his best. I trust him to monitor my care (that's a rare high mark). we don't always agree on things but we each get to voice our concerns. He listens well and certainly knows his medicine. I'm grateful.
Dr. Lin was excellent.
Dr. Lin is a very caring doctor. He listened to my worries about my various illness & asked questions to confirm the cause of concern. He always included me on decision for treatments.
Dr. Lin is always patient and helpful, thank him very much
Dr. Lin is an excellent doctor. He has been my primary care physician since 2011. He has taken very good care of my health issues. He is also very professional, friendly and compassionate. I like him very much.
Bryant simply has no equal. One of the finest people I know.
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Dr. Lin goes to great lengths to explain everything, this is great so I can understand what is going on. Dr. Lin always asks me if I have concerns about anything outside of what we talked about. Great Dr. I would recommend him to anyone that needs a reference.
I couldn't be happier with Dr. Lin's care. He brings a wonderful combination of professional excellence and humanity that leaves patients like me feeling both confident in my treatment and treated with dignity and kindness.
I have received care at Stanford sine 2005 and it has been and continues to be the very best I've ever had bar none!
Dr. Lin was extremely great! First time in awhile that a doctor really listened to my concerns with proactive recommendations.
Dr. Lin is very caring and professional. I am very grateful that he explained the cause of my problems and give me options to help me to improve my conditions.
Dr Lin's care is extremely to the point and caring, my family members always leave the visit with a happier mental status, all questions understood and answered
Dr. Lin is fantastic and the only reason to put up with the administrative hassle of booking an appointment and the lack of any practical way to reach the clinic by phone.
It was my 1st visit with this doctor.
Dr. Lin always asks questions about what is going on, if I have concerns. Dr. Lin always explains my test results and goes over everything in detail.
Felt in great hands.
dr Lin is superb dr, straight forward and very friendly, caring and encouraging his patients to keep well
Excellent!
I felt rushed in the exam room. I tried to explain my issues but Dr Lin talked over me. at the end, I don't think I managed to convey my concerns properly
exceptional
Dr. Lin is fabulous and I will be recomending him to my friends. I am a physician so know the grind of outpatient medicine and he was efficient, integrated the use of the computer (which I know saves him time in the day for patient care,) and was very accommodating of special requests I had due to my OCD. Promote him!!!
Excellent doctor-patient interaction.
Dr Bryant Lin is great! Always on time and personable
Lin is a very good doc
Yes, I will recommend.
Dr. Lin is fantastic! He has seen me semi-urgently outside his regular schedule. He is a great physician.
It has been the best experience I've had.
Dr. Lin is just amazing. He not only has the expertise & he cares about the whole person, spends a lot of time asking questions - and does it all with great wit and humor.
Dr Bryan Lin is awesome!!!
dr Bryant Lin is an excellent doctor and read my medical history before my meeting with him. I felt he knows everything about my diseases. I would like to thank him very much for his help and his fantastic knowledge about everything for me as a patient.
Dr Lin is caring, fun, professional, understanding, and logical.
Dr. Lin is very friendly and easy to talk with. He explain carefully and well to me about my health concerns.
Dr. Lin is exceptional. He was genuinely concerned and asked a lot of questions.
Good !
dr Lin is excellent at focusing on my health concerns and questions
Couldn't be better on all counts. Unlike any medical care I've received anywhere.
Dr. Lin was just awesome with me.. He spent an hour with me and even went for a walk around the building to watch me walk. I can't say enough about what a great Dr. he is.
Dr. Lin is very good. I have a great deal of confidence in him.
The first person to attend me was a student. I realize this is a teaching institution but I should have been asked if a student would be allowed to take my history and examine me unattended. I was appalled. The doctor did come in after the student discussed her examination with him.
Again there was no sense of urgency about getting me the treatment I require.
I have a terrific PCP, Dr. Alsan. no one else I've seen measures up.
Good listener, gave patient enough time to ask the questions and explained it clearly. I will recommend this doctor to my friend and I like to see him again.
Excellent care. Confident in provider.
Dr. Lin spent little time entering data on the computer. Most time was in interfacing with me. He seems very knowledgeable and decisive.
Dr. Lin was so impressive in handling my questions & concerns. He even WALKED us over to a dermatologist, who Dr. Lin had arranged for us to see at the end of the work day. Very caring doctor!
My care provider is very efficient & caring. I live in the Philippines but I came to the US either every 6 months or at least once a year to see him for check up/follow up.
Dr Lin is outstanding and we greatly appreciate him.
Dr. Lin is a excellent doctor. He is very thorough and clearly explains treatment options and the likely outcomes of each.
Best service around!
Dr Kenny is my primary. I required a pre op, and saw Dr Lin, who was great, as all my Stanford doctors are.
he was carefull and experienced. To explainhow to use the prescribed drugs, he evenwrote down on paper and showed me how to use them step by step.
Maybe my list of concerns were too big, so it ended up being rushed a bit.
Dr. Lin always covers everything for me when I come in for an office visit. This is always very helpful.
Loved Dr. Lin, he is extremely knowledgeable and pays attention to detail. Has a good sense of humor too which helped keep the long visit "fresh".
Always seems to care and listen.
Good.
I love Dr. Lin, he has always very positive regardless of the issue at hand. He has also gone above & beyond helping me get any orders or paperwork I needed. I truly appreciate him and the staff.
Dr. Lin was an excellent doctor. He listened to what the I was having and provided the proper treatment for me.
It was an experience that filled my expectations.
Bright loving doc, tries to do his job well - usually succeeds.
We will highly recommend Dr. Lin to others!
Very good experience. Have lots of confidence in provider.
Great doctor. Online access is really helpful.
good
An excellent doctor!
Dr. Bryant Lin always takes his time, listens to my questions/concerns. He is thorough and addressed my concerns/concerns.
I truly respect Dr. Lin. He's extremely honest and transparent. He takes the time to discuss issues and next steps. I value his opinion.
A+.
I have great confidence with the care providers in Stanford.
Dr. Lin is excellent to provide the professional and helpful advice. It helps me improve the quality of my daily life. I appreciate Dr. Lin very much!
Dr. Lin was very thorough and explained all areas of concern in easy to understand terms. He also provided a pragmatic way forward and allowed me to take ownership of some further research and actions.
I have been seeing Dr. Lin for many years & have always found him to be very caring and an extremely good diagnostician.
Skilled personnel physician.
I had asked to do the labwork in advance and was told I had to wait. This would have made my appointment more valuable if the doctor had the results before I met with him.
Dr. recognized a potential problem no neurologist had considered (sleep apnea). After a sleep study it was determined I had it & began CPAP treatment. It has made a diff. in sleep quality.
Dr, Lin was very kind, compassionate, and thorough! I felt as though I might get answers to all of my health issues. For the first time in a long time, I have hope! I had given up on ever knowing why my life has suddenly become unmanageable! Thanks to Dr. Lin, I now have hope that I will get answers to what plaques me!
Dr Lin has a sunny personality. I like him.
Dr. Lynn was very informative and really cared about my health. He didn't want me to do procedures that were not necessary. He listened to me about my blood pressure and unlike other doctors took my records and booking into consideration and upped my medication making my blood pressure normal and me feeling better. Thank you!
Talking to my doctor through MyHealth is very easy. Dr. Lin is very competent and I'm confident to trust his advice for my health.
Dr. Lin was very thorough, well informed and candid. He was thoughtful in looking at my historical records as well as the current situation. Then, he was pragmatic about what I should focus on in the future.
he is great. willing to listen and discuss my thoughts or research I have done on subjects with out being immediately dismissive. willing to explain why or why not. I feel like that because of this he demonstrates mastery of situation and information. he is polite, kind and honest. if he was a neighbor, he would be a friend I would invite over for dinner ( and not to ask about my health)!
I specifically read the reviews of Stanford's doctors on the Stanford site and perhaps I'd just gotten my hopes high. I did not find the reality matched the hype.
I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Lin. He is outstanding and I am thankful he is my dr.
No bad experiences to report.
Dr. Lin is the best doctor I have had in my 74 years!
Courtesy explanation all the questions.
First - rate experience.
I twisted and strained my ankle badly. The doctor explains the procedures to help to reduce swelling etc. He personally teaches me how to use gauze to wrap my ankle and he did the wrapping himself instead of a physician assistant.
Pleasant, smart doc, tries to get it right.

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